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Effective Homeopathic Medicines for Ptosis

What is ptosis?

Drooping of the upper eyelids is known as ptosis. Ptosis is not a disease, but a symptom arising from various conditions. Ptosis can be one sided (unilateral) or affect both sides (bilateral). Ptosis can be congenital (one can be born with ptosis) or acquired (ptosis develops later in life). Ptosis arises mainly from one of the three reasons that include – weakness of muscles involved in raising the eyelid, damage to the nerve that supplies eyelid muscles or swelling of the lid. Levator palpebrae superioris and superior tarsal are the two muscles weakness in which causes ptosis. Nerve damage affects the oculomotor nerve. If not treated well in time, ptosis may lead to amblyopia (lazy eye) or astigmatism.

Types of ptosis

The major types of ptosis include – myogenic ptosis, neurogenic ptosis, aponeurotic ptosis, mechanical ptosis, traumatic ptosis and neurotoxic ptosis.

Myogenic ptosis arises from muscle weakness from a systemic disorder. The main causes of myogenic ptosis are myasthenia gravis, myotonic dystrophy, and oculopharyngeal muscular dystrophy.

Neurogenic ptosis arises from a problem in the nerve pathway controlling movement of the eyelid muscles. The major causes for neurogenic ptosis include oculomotor nerve palsy and Horner’s syndrome.

Aponeurotic ptosis, also known as senile ptosis, is majorly seen in elderly people from overstretching of eyelid muscle.

Mechanical ptosis arises from edema or tumor of the upper eyelid.

Traumatic ptosis arises from trauma to the eyelid.

Neurotoxic ptosis is mainly caused by snake bites including cobra, kraits and taipans. Neurotoxic ptosis is a medical emergency.

Homeopathic treatment of ptosis

Ptosis can be treated wonderfully well with Homeopathic medicines. However, the prescription varies. The ideal Homeopathic medicine is selected as per the individual symptom presentation. To what extent Homeopathic medicines can bring improvement in ptosis cases depends upon various factors. The duration of ptosis, intensity of ptosis (mild, moderate or severe degree) and the body’s individual response to Homeopathic medicines decide the extent of improvement achieved. Homeopathic medicines treat ptosis by strengthening the muscles of the eyelids. Some prominent Homeopathic medicines for ptosis include Alumina, Rhus Tox, Kali Phosphoricum, Plumbum Metallicum, Causticum, Gelsemium sempervirens and Ledum Palustre.

Among these, Alumina and Rhus Tox are well indicated for right-sided ptosis. Homeopathic medicine Kali Phosphoricum and Plumbum Metallicum are excellent for ptosis of left side. Homeopathic medicine Causticum works well for ptosis arising on either side. Gelsemium Sempervirens is the ideal choice of Homeopathic medicine for ptosis from resulting from exhaustion. Last but not the least, Homeopathic medicine Ledum Palustre serves best in treating ptosis arising after injury.

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  1. Hello Doctor,
    Does homeopathy work for congenital ptosis? My son was born with ptosis and is now 2 years of age. His pediatric ophthalmologist wants to operate since it’s causing astigmatism. We are trying to seek other alternatives instead. Thank you for your reply.

  2. M.K. Shrivastava says:

    A woman relative, of about 45 yrs old had ptosis of both the eye lids. She underwent surgery of both the eyes at the age of about 14years and lost the eye sights of both the eyes completely. My question is , can her eye-sights be restored with the hall of homeopathic remedies now. If afermative, what medicines are to be administered?

  3. Trilok Sharma says:

    Hello Dr . Sharma,

    My Mother, Age 68 is having issue with Eyelid. People say “Ptosis or Blepharoptosis” but i am not sure with the name of Disease so describing you the symptoms.

    As of now Eyelid issue occur in any one of the eyes. Some time it is in Right eyes and sometime it is in left eyes but as of now not in both eyes.
    Button of eyes is having swelling as well.

    She is facing this issue from March 2017 , and May and June 2017 She had done successfully Cataract operation after cataract OT her distance vision is good and near vision she is using glasses.

    We consult with Eye Hospital Doctor and they said like Eyes is absolutely Ok, Might be it is a neural issue so we should consult with neurology doctor.

    Please help us!!!

    Regards,

  4. Swagata Dutta Pattanayak says:

    Hi doctor
    I am suffering from ptosis post a RTA which occurred four years back how can I get rid of it or which medicine can help me

  5. P K Sengupta says:

    I am suffering from miojenic ptosis . Pl tell me medicine .

  6. I am suffering from left eye ptosis.im 32 yrs old.how and in what potency can i use these meds for treatment.i suffer from no other illness and it due to stress and tension I think i have developed this problem

  7. Dwipayan Biswas says:

    Dear Dr. Sharma,
    I think I am suffering from ptosis in left eye more and in right eye a little bit less.After rising from sleep I can not open my eye lids naturally and requires the help fingers. I am 65 yrs. Suffering from last one yrs.Other problems are prostate enlargement, piles, and eczema in fingers. Kindly suggest.

    From: Dwipayan Biswas

  8. Shailendra Kr says:

    My daughter is 5 years old now, she has born with left eye ptosis. I have consulted local opthalmologists and Shankar Netralaya, Kolkata also. They said it is mild so it may improve at the age of 10 or 12 otherwise it will be operated. No doubt condition is improving but still a bit left and i find improvement is stopped now.
    Please tell me is there any scope to improve completely with Homeopathic medicine? If yes, please tell me the name of medicine and dose also.

    Thanks & Regards
    Shailendra Kr
    Mob No 8986872770

  9. Nemichand Jain says:

    I am 76 years old having Glucoma problem.I am using regularly eye drops for Glucoma. I am having problem of drooping eye lid of right side eye.I am having hypertension also for the last forty years and taking medicines regularly.Kindly advice about suitable homeopathy medicine for drooping eye lide of right side.

  10. manoj sharma says:

    Dr sharma
    kindly suggest me a homeopathic medicine for ptosis of left eyelid. I got operated in 1997 but it didn’t cure. Then i left my hope of its cure.
    but now i m a little bit interested in trying to cure it.

  11. Lata Saxena says:

    It is happening with me Doctor on the right side. I have taken Homeopathic prescription but I haven’t seen any visible improvement. Suggest me what should I do now?

  12. H Abdul says:

    Dear Dr. Sharma,

    I’m 39 years old, and I believe that I have Ptosis. It’s been going on for the past 8 months. I sought treatment with 4 doctors thus far, not for Ptosis but for whatever they thought is going on, and each had a different opinion and agenda. At this point this is my last hope.

    Based on the reading that I’ve done regarding my issue with my left eye droopy lid it seems to me that I have Ptosis.

    I just started a B12, Folic Acid, Chamomile Tea in hopes of improving my condition.

    Please let me know what else can be done.

    Thank you.

  13. aslamualikum mari age 20 h r muja right eye p ptosis disease h muja mdcn btae r use b sir muja apna whtsapp nbr b da

  14. aslamualikum mari age 20 h r muja right eye p ptosis disease h muja mdcn btae r use b

  15. Hi I have got 6gm of thus too and alumina- can i take them together? I ordered the medication only. My ptosis has gradually happened over the last two years. I didnt notice it until recently. Im getting married in august and really want level eyes before then!

  16. Hello,

    I have traumatic ptosis that began 4 months ago due to a cosmetic procedure. How can I use Ledum Palustre to treat this? Should it be ingested or applied directly?

    Thank You

    • Respected Sir,
      i am 36 years old and have left eye ptosis. the eyelid does not fold in as much as the right eyelid. Further to your article above, please let me know if the condition can be treated by the medicines stated above. also, i gather that your clinic is in Chandigarh. Can medicines be sent to Bangalore? Could you kindly mail me with advice and treament details.

    • Dwipayan Biswas says:

      I am suffering from upper lid opening after sleep , at left side more and right side a bit less. This is so for last one year
      I am 65 years old male person. Please suggest proper treatment.

  17. manisha patnaik says:

    Respected Sir
    I have drooping eyelids since childhood. My eyelids droop on constant staring, on getting tired or on feeling sleepy. It droops more in the second half of the day. This condition has worsened progressively in the last 4 years. Please help me. I am a 31 year old female.

  18. Hi

    My daughter is 3.5 months old and has dropping eye lid on her left eye how can I help her retain normal eye without surgery and at what age can I start treatment for her

  19. I am 17 and i have ptosis in left eye since birth.

  20. krishnan says:

    dear dr
    what would be medicine n doses,for left eye congential ptosis child 1 year 3months,boy?
    from birth he had ptosis
    regds
    krishnan

  21. My son has tosis.he is two months old.we are able to se ptosis on my son from birth.is there any natural way to take treatment for ptosis.is there any age restrition there for treatment.

  22. Rajan Mandal says:

    Sir
    I have left side ptosis.
    Can i get medicine in kolkata

  23. Hello Dr. Please anawer my question.my daughter is of 8yr and 5months .she is suffering fromdrooping eye by birth.her right eye look little bit smallwe than the left. Please suggest what should I do. I have gone to the Dr. For this reason and he told that she issuffering from severe right eye astigmatism. My heart is breaking day by day. Please suggest something if anything can be done

  24. ruby verma says:

    My daughter had a squint in her right eye due to chicken pox at the age of one and a half year she had a squint surgery afterwards but now her eye lid does not open properly ie third nerve palsy please advise me what to do

  25. Sunita singh says:

    sir my 36 years wife sunita singh suffering from Third narve palsy. left eye effected with low vision. he recive mithyel prednisolone injection afther found eye vision is very good.some arise repeat same problem in same eye. ophathalmologist reffer to Neurologist. Neurologist say to me that cause is unknown of this problem. because Patient’s M.R.I.report is normal, Narve counduction Study is Normal, no daibetic,CBC ESR normal,R fector normal. please tell me what is treatable with honeopathy

  26. Hello. I am 18 yr old and have a drooping eyelid in the right eye. Also my eyebrow have got raised a little. Meaning to say my eyes are getting unsymmetrical. I have been suffering since when i was 15 yrs old but now its more visible. I took causticum 30 and gelsemium 30 and presently taking the 200. Suggest if there is any better cure

  27. SUBHASH MALHOTRA says:

    My wife Naina Malhotra age 68 years has started showing drooping of the right eyelid. This problem could have been there for the last few months but has become noticeable only lately. The eyelid drooping is less in the morning and after rest and more pronounced when she is outdoor in the sunlight.
    She is having medicine for diabetes (Gluformin 500 one tablet daily) along with vitamans for the eyes and general health.
    We look forward to your advice to cure her present condition.

  28. madhur arora says:

    Dear sir, my father is not able to open his eyes. Doctors saying this is all because of dryness in eyes ,he is taking treatment for dryness from last one year, but still not able to open his eyes. I guess it’s a problem of ptosis as per my study on internet. He have a major problem of dropping upper eyelids. Please tell us treatment.

    • Ashok kumar Satapathy says:

      Dear Sir,
      My mother aged about 52 years of age suffered from paralysis of left side of face on 12th July 2016. Immedietly we consulted Homeopathic Doctor who prescribed Causticum30,200, Gelsmium 30,Kali phos6x, Raulvolia serpQ,passiflora IncarnataQ,Belladona 1m.

      Now after 8 months of taking medicines it is partially cured. At first the left eye was remaining always open but now the eyes getting closed when eating or drinking water. She is feeling as if the eye is swollen and the eye is getting closed.

      Please advice what to do?

      Ashok Kumar satapathy,Lucknow

  29. My child age 4 year.due to forceps delivery of wife my child affected third nerve palsy by birth in right eye also suffered from ptosis. His eyes vision is normal.in right eye squint also measured. Now what is best treatment in homeopath IC.

  30. Will it work for congenital ptosis?

  31. madhukar saxena says:

    Eyelids of both the eyes have dropped & remain flat for last five years. Difficulty in swallowing is thete for one year

  32. DILIP KUMAR GHOSE says:

    Dear Dr.Sharma,
    Re.: Ptosis of Right eye (medium affected)- Pl prescribe what dozes & how it should be taken of Alumina & Rhus Tox.
    PTOSIS had initially occurred around 12 years before & subsided with Homeopathy medicine (name of medicine is not known & Doctor concerned is not in contact). Now it has relapsed again for last around three months.

  33. Daphne Kinskie says:

    HI. I somehow came across your pin on Pinterest while I was looking at quilt stars.
    So, I’m so happy to meet you. I’m 62, 5’5″, 149lbs. Love natural remedies. Take lots of good vitamins, fish oils etc. I have an issue that makes me feel so ashamed and humiliated. I’m losing my hair. I wear a wig now. I had my ovaries removed during my hysterectomy in my mid 40,s. Just because. I’m not sure if that’s the reason or if it’s my thyroid.
    Thoughts?
    Daphne

  34. Gwen Smith says:

    Dear Dr Sharma
    My dog is a rescue dog now 2 years old. Came with diarhoea roundworm giardia parasite and campylobacter. Got those sorted and last xmas started loosing pigmentation on his nose. The vet was not concerned. In January my older dog was euthanased due to cancer in his shoulder and nothing could be done. I wondered if the young dog knew what was happening and grieving for his friend. In September the young dog had his testes removed and two dew claws, also the vet biopsied his nose as it was swollen. The result was a stapphyloccus infection, pyoderma consistent with discoid lupus. He had 3 weeks of antibiotics and she wants to use a steroid cream on his nose which will not sort the problem and I dont want him to have it. I have him on Stapphyloccus 200.

    My 10yr old pony has been misdiagnosed since birth. Another rescue. The vets said it was sweet itch, but never responded to treatment. His coat is always thick and I clip him out. He started with crusty lumps along his mane and neck. Over the years they have come out in different parts of his body and ofcourse insects made a beeline for him. His liver enzymes have been raised. and over two summers his blood results were 300 for equine metabolic disease. He was put on metformin powder which in my opinion have done nothing for him. The crusty lumps, sores, infected covered the size of my hand at the top of his tail. Antibiotics were useless. A biopsy found a stapphyloccous bacteria resistant to 8-10 nantibiotics. He was put on antibiotics for weeks, his raw tail treated with sterile manuka honey, and I have used allicin gel from garlic, and iodine. I have taken him off the metformin once again. He was eating nettles and calendula flowers . I now pick a bucketful, make a tea and he also eats the cooked greens. I started doing this after he seemed to swell up around the abdomen and had difficulty passing water. I gave him Apis and The herbal tea. We have resolved that. My pony wanted Thuja, so he is on that and stapphyloccus 200 daily. If he doesnt get it for a few days the ears swell get hot and the crusty lumps appear. While away for 5 days I have come home to find the crust lumps in his ears, neck and a 1 1/2 ” swelling and 2 or 3 crusty tops on his under belly forward of his sheath. He has been rubbing to release the discomfort. His eyes become glassy. I have given him sulphur 30. I would be obliged if you could give me advice to clear these horrible conditions, my knowledge has come from reading books and such reports as yours. My animals do not respond much to allopathic medicne but willingly take natural herbs and homeopathy.
    I also have my father with pemphygoid Bullous, but thats another story if you are interested.
    In gratitude
    Gwen Smith

  35. s.jayachandran says:

    causticum and plumbum are work well in ptosis in my practice. thank you.

  36. Dear Doctor my father age 75 get brain stroke and right side paralysis. Can you please suggest any homeopathy medicine for him as his right hand is have swelling on fingers area. Hand is not working still and facial paralysis is also there. He can’t speak also. Please suggest any medicine forr him.

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  38. Muzzamil Khan says:

    very useful information. Thank u Dr Sharma.

    • Rima Bhattacharyya says:

      Dear Sir,
      I am31 yrs and I have ptosis in right eye since birth. it was operated three times. it does not move properly

      Reply

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